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UK Redox Flow Battery Network (UK RFBN) – Launch Event

When May 25, 2017
Where Manchester Metropolitan University Business School All Saints Campus Oxford Rd Manchester M15 6BH
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You are invited to a launch meeting and workshop for the UK Redox Flow Battery Network on the 26th of June 2017, in Manchester, UK, funded by the EPSRC Centre of Applied Materials for Integrated Energy Systems (CAM-IES).

The intention of the meeting and workshop is to invite academic research groups, industry (not necessarily working on (RFBs) and potential technology users to a forum, to outline and discuss the key challenges and opportunities offered by the fast emerging field of flow battery technology. It is key industry and business partners are identified early on, and synergies between academia and industry are identified, to enable progression in this aspect of electrochemical energy storage.


The network aims to engage with all researchers interested in electrochemical energy storage across the United Kingdom so please do join us and help us shape our future research and networking activities.

The event is FREE and will be hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University, in Business School in central Manchester.

In addition to academic group leads and company representative, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers are strongly encouraged to attend

Registration is via the Eventbrite UK RFB Network website

Please register your attendance by 12th June 2017



The workshop will run from 10:00 - 18:00

AM - Launch the network, identifying network aims, and introduce network members.

PM - Plenary lectures, oral presentations, poster presentations

Refreshments and a light buffet lunch will be provided

In the evening an informal social event will be held near by for people staying in Manchester


Plenary Speakers

Two excellent plenary talks are to be delivered by Prof Fikile Brushett (MIT), and Dr Adam Whitehead (Gildemeister), providing us with an overview of academic and commercial challenges and will outline the past, present and future of flow battery research.

Prof Fikile Brushett (MIT, USA)

Fikile is a Professor of Chemistry at MIT in the US. His group have ranging interest, including high energy low cost redox flow batteries. The Brusshett Group have delivered many of the leading articles in this field in recent years.

Dr Adam Whitehead (Gildemeister Energy Storage, Austria)

Adam is head of research and development in Gildemeister Energy Storage. He has been developing and commercialising vanadium redox flow batteries since the mid 1990s an the company is one of the leading manufacturers of the technology internationally.


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